Former sub-inspector arrested in Barishal over attempted blackmail

He intended to force money out of a woman threatening to spread objectionable photos

Published : 16 Nov 2022, 10:02 AM
Updated : 16 Nov 2022, 10:02 AM

A former sub-inspector of Barishal police has been arrested under the Digital Security Act after he threatened to spread some objectionable pictures of a woman in an attempt to blackmail her.

Police arrested Mehedi Hasan, who was suspended by Kotwali police following complaints of extorting some tourists in Barishal in September, in a case filed by a woman on Tuesday, SI Arafat Hasan said.

Arafat said Mehedi intended to coerce money out of the woman using the threat of circulating the photos.

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